Campaign in your area
Get involved - local groups and local Mind associations
You can support the Another assault campaign if you are part of a local Mind association. Local groups are key to bringing about change in communities.
- Invite your local MP to visit your group to discuss the campaign and local initiatives. Find your MP
- Contact your local police force. Invite them to pop into your local centre informally to meet with users of the centre over a cup of tea. Local police may also be interested in mental health awareness training. Our research shows service users often feel that police don't always know how to deal with people with mental health problems.
- Your local Victim Support group could benefit from your advice.
- Not all magistrates have a great knowledge of mental health issues and may be interested in mental health awareness training. Contact them and explain what you can do to help.
- Hold a public meeting and invite your local police to talk about their hate crime initiatives to discuss how relations between service users and the police could be improved.
- Get involved with your local authority's Scrutiny Committee. It oversees the work of agencies that affect local people, including the police. Meetings are open to the public so you can attend as an observer and submit requests to the Committee for consideration. You could ask your local councillor to raise your concerns or you could ask to give evidence to the Committee. For details visit your local authority's website.
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